Chickens Ingested Isocyanate - Now What??

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by Rollochrome, Mar 2, 2014.

  1. Rollochrome

    Rollochrome New Egg

    Aug 22, 2013
    I stacked 15 sheets of isocyanate insulation (rigid insulation boards) back on my property and my chickens found it immediately and pecked the edges of it to pieces.

    I don't see any pieces on the ground, so it would appear that they ingested it.

    None have died yet and they do not seem to be acting any differently.

    I know it is a shot in the dark........but any suggestions other than wait and see?

    Should I not eat eggs from these birds??
  2. DanEP

    DanEP Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 15, 2010
    Cadiz Ky
    Yep chickens love to eat foam insulation. I have some stored in the rafters of the shop and have a leghorn that still trys to fly up there for a snack.Small amounts doesn't seem to hurt them at least none of mine have ever shown any sign of it. If your going to have it where they can get too it it needs to be wrapped in a tarp or or something so they can't get to it.Oh and clear plastic won't work, if they can see it they will peck their way to it.
    Unless they ate a lot of the foam they should be fine you just need to figure out how to keep it out of their reach.
  3. donrae

    donrae Hopelessly Addicted Premium Member

    Jun 18, 2010
    Southern Oregon
    I've had chickens take down large pieces of Styrofoam, that's pretty similar. Others here have has the insulation eaten also, no ill effects. It seems like it would make them ill, or the wouldn't eat it, but mine will seek it out. [​IMG]

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